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'Number of Petra visitors dropped in November'

By Petra - Dec 20,2014 - Last updated at Dec 20,2014

AMMAN — The number of visitors to the ancient city of Petra dropped by 15 per cent in November compared to the same month of last year.

A total of 47,047 people — including 40,070 foreigners, 5,517 Jordanians and 1,460 state visitors and school and university students — visited Petra last month, while 55,363 tourists visited the city in November 2013, according to official figures.

Revenues from entry tickets dropped by 9 per cent, from JD943, 633 to JD859,113 in the same comparison period.

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